Date of birth: 20 March 1951
1970-1974 Norwegian School of Business and Administration.
Present Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO and EFTA
2012-2013 Ambassador/Special envoy for minorities
2011-2012 Senior Advisor/Ambassador Chief negotiator Rio + 20
2006-2011 Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Norway to the OECD and UNESCO
2002-2006 Director General, Department for Trade Policy, Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs, MFA
2000-2002 Deputy Director General, WTO/OECD-section, MFA
1999-2000 Special Adviser/Ambassador, Chairman of the Committee of Senior Officials, Council of Baltic Sea States, MFA
1998-1999 Special Adviser/Ambassador, Co-ordinator of Human Security Network, MFA
1994-1998 Minister-Counsellor, Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
1992-1994 Assistant Director General and head of the GATT Section, MFA
1989-1992 Adviser/Special project coordinator, Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, MFA
1988-1989 Senior executive officer, trade policy, GATT and bilateral economic relationship with the US, MFA
1986-1988 Senior executive officer, shipping and aviation issues, MFA
1983-1986 Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in London, UK dealing with energy and economic issues.
1980-1983 Second Secretary, Norwegian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand
1979-1980 Ministry of Foreign Affairs training course
1977-1979 Trainee dealing with energy issues, MFA
1975-1977 Executive officer, Ministry of Trade and Shipping, dealing with commodity agreements and trade in textiles.